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As part of George Mason University's continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains the Office of Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal ac

As part of George Mason University's continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains the Office of Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal ac

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#migrainesAlt Text: Migraine fact #3: As children, boys suffer from migraines more than girls. This changes when adolesc...
06/24/2021

#migraines

Alt Text: Migraine fact #3: As children, boys suffer from migraines more than girls. This changes when adolescence gets closer. At that point, girls have more migraines than boys. Around 10% of school-aged children get migraines. Kids who experience migraines statistically miss twice as much school as those without. Background of pink flowers with black and white text on top.

#migraines

Alt Text: Migraine fact #3: As children, boys suffer from migraines more than girls. This changes when adolescence gets closer. At that point, girls have more migraines than boys. Around 10% of school-aged children get migraines. Kids who experience migraines statistically miss twice as much school as those without. Background of pink flowers with black and white text on top.

#migrainesAlt Text: Migraine fact #2: Migraines affect 18% of women, only 6% of men, and 10% of children, making women t...
06/23/2021

#migraines

Alt Text: Migraine fact #2: Migraines affect 18% of women, only 6% of men, and 10% of children, making women the group that has the most migraines. About 28 million women in the US get migraines. Half of these women have more than one migraine per month. Pink background that goes from light pink at the top to a bright pink at the bottom with black text on top.

#migraines

Alt Text: Migraine fact #2: Migraines affect 18% of women, only 6% of men, and 10% of children, making women the group that has the most migraines. About 28 million women in the US get migraines. Half of these women have more than one migraine per month. Pink background that goes from light pink at the top to a bright pink at the bottom with black text on top.

#migrainesAlt Text: Migraine fact #1: Migraines rank as the third most prevalent illness in the entire world. Out of eve...
06/22/2021

#migraines

Alt Text: Migraine fact #1: Migraines rank as the third most prevalent illness in the entire world. Out of every 4 households in the United States, 1 has someone who gets migraines. A shocking 12% of the population experiences migraines including men, women, and children. Background that fades from blue to a hazy purple/pink with a bubble in the center and black letters on top.

#migraines

Alt Text: Migraine fact #1: Migraines rank as the third most prevalent illness in the entire world. Out of every 4 households in the United States, 1 has someone who gets migraines. A shocking 12% of the population experiences migraines including men, women, and children. Background that fades from blue to a hazy purple/pink with a bubble in the center and black letters on top.

#HelenKeller #DeafBlindAlt Text: Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. "Keep your face to the sun, and you will never ...
06/21/2021

#HelenKeller #DeafBlind

Alt Text: Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. "Keep your face to the sun, and you will never see the shadows." - Helen Keller. Top image is a profile of Helen Keller and the bottom half of the post is the quote previously mentioned.

#HelenKeller #DeafBlind

Alt Text: Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. "Keep your face to the sun, and you will never see the shadows." - Helen Keller. Top image is a profile of Helen Keller and the bottom half of the post is the quote previously mentioned.

#OCDFactsAlt Text: OCD facts #5: OCD disorder is subdivided into different types, depending upon the exhibited symptoms:...
06/21/2021

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD facts #5: OCD disorder is subdivided into different types, depending upon the exhibited symptoms: Checking, characterized by a constant need to check whether the over is off, or homework is completed, for instance. Contamination, marked by fear of germs, dirt or mental contamination, as well as repetitive washing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Symmetry and ordering, the need to arrange things in a particular manner to avoid distress. Rumination, or intrusive thoughts that are often religious, violent, or sexual in nature. Hoarding, or the compulsive need to collect and keep possessions. Background image of a symmetrical white ceiling with red and black letters on top.

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD facts #5: OCD disorder is subdivided into different types, depending upon the exhibited symptoms: Checking, characterized by a constant need to check whether the over is off, or homework is completed, for instance. Contamination, marked by fear of germs, dirt or mental contamination, as well as repetitive washing, cleaning, and disinfecting. Symmetry and ordering, the need to arrange things in a particular manner to avoid distress. Rumination, or intrusive thoughts that are often religious, violent, or sexual in nature. Hoarding, or the compulsive need to collect and keep possessions. Background image of a symmetrical white ceiling with red and black letters on top.

#FathersDay2021Alt Text: Happy Father's Day. Light blue background with images of a present, a tie, 2 blue hearts, and a...
06/20/2021

#FathersDay2021

Alt Text: Happy Father's Day. Light blue background with images of a present, a tie, 2 blue hearts, and a mustache surrounding the words.

#FathersDay2021

Alt Text: Happy Father's Day. Light blue background with images of a present, a tie, 2 blue hearts, and a mustache surrounding the words.

#OCDFactsAlt Text: OCD fact #4: It's common to hear people say things like "That's my OCD" or "I have a little OCD." How...
06/20/2021

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #4: It's common to hear people say things like "That's my OCD" or "I have a little OCD." However, OCD is a mental health condition that can only be diagnosed by trained professionals. These professionals look for evidence of obsessions and compulsions, as well as the impact of these thoughts and actions on the individual's life. Top of the mountain with the sunset/sunrise with white letters on top.

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #4: It's common to hear people say things like "That's my OCD" or "I have a little OCD." However, OCD is a mental health condition that can only be diagnosed by trained professionals. These professionals look for evidence of obsessions and compulsions, as well as the impact of these thoughts and actions on the individual's life. Top of the mountain with the sunset/sunrise with white letters on top.

#JuneTeenth2021Alt Text: Juneteenth Freedom Day. "Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled da...
06/19/2021

#JuneTeenth2021

Alt Text: Juneteenth Freedom Day. "Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend." -juneteenth.com/. Diagonal lines of red, black, green, and yellow with white, yellow, and black text on top in that order.

#JuneTeenth2021

Alt Text: Juneteenth Freedom Day. "Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend." -juneteenth.com/. Diagonal lines of red, black, green, and yellow with white, yellow, and black text on top in that order.

#OCDFactsAlt Text: OCD fact #3: In most cases, no one knows exactly what causes OCD. However, researchers have learned t...
06/19/2021

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #3: In most cases, no one knows exactly what causes OCD. However, researchers have learned that the brains of people with OCD are different, in some ways, from the brains of people who do not have OCD. Researchers and healthcare professionals have also noticed that OCD can run in families. Close up of green leaf with the veins showing and black text on top.

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #3: In most cases, no one knows exactly what causes OCD. However, researchers have learned that the brains of people with OCD are different, in some ways, from the brains of people who do not have OCD. Researchers and healthcare professionals have also noticed that OCD can run in families. Close up of green leaf with the veins showing and black text on top.

#OCDFactsAlt Text: OCD fact #2: Although children as young as 7 can be diagnosed with OCD, it's much more common for sym...
06/18/2021

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #2: Although children as young as 7 can be diagnosed with OCD, it's much more common for symptoms to emerge during adolescence or early adulthood. Symptoms often begin sooner in boys than in girls. Light pink background with white flowers and black text on top.

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #2: Although children as young as 7 can be diagnosed with OCD, it's much more common for symptoms to emerge during adolescence or early adulthood. Symptoms often begin sooner in boys than in girls. Light pink background with white flowers and black text on top.

#OCDFactsAlt Text: OCD fact #1: OCD symptoms can be present in children as young as 6 or 7 years of age. Possible sympto...
06/17/2021

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #1: OCD symptoms can be present in children as young as 6 or 7 years of age. Possible symptoms of OCD in children include fear of dirt or germs; a need for symmetry, order and precision; preoccupation with bodily waste; repetitive handwashing; and unusual rituals, such as needing to move through spaces in a particular manner. Light grey close of up of wood fence with some vine on it with white letters on top.

#OCDFacts

Alt Text: OCD fact #1: OCD symptoms can be present in children as young as 6 or 7 years of age. Possible symptoms of OCD in children include fear of dirt or germs; a need for symmetry, order and precision; preoccupation with bodily waste; repetitive handwashing; and unusual rituals, such as needing to move through spaces in a particular manner. Light grey close of up of wood fence with some vine on it with white letters on top.

#PanicAttacksAlt Text: Panic attack fact #5: Professional treatment can be very successful. Medication, psychotherapy, a...
06/16/2021

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #5: Professional treatment can be very successful. Medication, psychotherapy, and stress management are just some of the tools that professionals use to treat people who experience panic attacks - and in lots of cases, this reduces the intensity and frequency of their attacks. Yellow background of a close up of some plant, with black letters on top.

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #5: Professional treatment can be very successful. Medication, psychotherapy, and stress management are just some of the tools that professionals use to treat people who experience panic attacks - and in lots of cases, this reduces the intensity and frequency of their attacks. Yellow background of a close up of some plant, with black letters on top.

#PanicAttacksAlt Text: Panic attack fact #4: Strangely enough, researchers actually think panic attacks are the human bo...
06/15/2021

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #4: Strangely enough, researchers actually think panic attacks are the human body's response to perceived danger - part of our in-built 'flight or fight' reaction. This floods our bodies with chemicals like adrenaline, which trigger physiological changes. Background of close up of a pink flower with a green tree/bush behind it and white text on top.

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #4: Strangely enough, researchers actually think panic attacks are the human body's response to perceived danger - part of our in-built 'flight or fight' reaction. This floods our bodies with chemicals like adrenaline, which trigger physiological changes. Background of close up of a pink flower with a green tree/bush behind it and white text on top.

#PanicAttacksAlt Text: Panic attack fact #3: It's actually possible to have a panic attack while you're fast asleep. The...
06/14/2021

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #3: It's actually possible to have a panic attack while you're fast asleep. These are called 'nocturnal panic attacks' and are similar to the ones people have when they're awake. Pink background with a circle pattern with diamonds in the center and black text on top.

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #3: It's actually possible to have a panic attack while you're fast asleep. These are called 'nocturnal panic attacks' and are similar to the ones people have when they're awake. Pink background with a circle pattern with diamonds in the center and black text on top.

#PanicAttacksAlt Text: Panic attack fact #2: Attacks can seemingly come out of nowhere and can start at any stage of you...
06/13/2021

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #2: Attacks can seemingly come out of nowhere and can start at any stage of your life. It's actually quite common for people to experience one or two panic attacks, and then never have another. Some people, however, do have regular, recurring panic attacks. This is called 'panic disorder.' Blue background with white letters on top.

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #2: Attacks can seemingly come out of nowhere and can start at any stage of your life. It's actually quite common for people to experience one or two panic attacks, and then never have another. Some people, however, do have regular, recurring panic attacks. This is called 'panic disorder.' Blue background with white letters on top.

#SupermanDayAlt Text: Superman Day was established as a yearly event by DC on June 12, 2013 two days before the release ...
06/12/2021

#SupermanDay

Alt Text: Superman Day was established as a yearly event by DC on June 12, 2013 two days before the release of the feature film Man of Steel in which Henry Cavill played the part of Superman. Who do you think wore the cape the best as the Man of Steel? Background image of a city and above all the actors who have portrayed Superman over the years.

#SupermanDay

Alt Text: Superman Day was established as a yearly event by DC on June 12, 2013 two days before the release of the feature film Man of Steel in which Henry Cavill played the part of Superman. Who do you think wore the cape the best as the Man of Steel? Background image of a city and above all the actors who have portrayed Superman over the years.

#PanicAttacksAlt Text: Panic attack fact #1: Panic attack symptoms can vary from person-to-person, but some of the most ...
06/12/2021

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #1: Panic attack symptoms can vary from person-to-person, but some of the most common symptoms include intense anxiety, sweating, dizziness, a racing heart, shortness or breath, nausea, chest pain, numbness, even stomach cramping, and headaches. Black background with white and yellow dots with white text on top.

#PanicAttacks

Alt Text: Panic attack fact #1: Panic attack symptoms can vary from person-to-person, but some of the most common symptoms include intense anxiety, sweating, dizziness, a racing heart, shortness or breath, nausea, chest pain, numbness, even stomach cramping, and headaches. Black background with white and yellow dots with white text on top.

#KamehamehaDayAlt Text: Kamehameha Day. Every year during the month of June, Hawaii comes together to celebrate King Kam...
06/11/2021

#KamehamehaDay

Alt Text: Kamehameha Day. Every year during the month of June, Hawaii comes together to celebrate King Kamehameha Day, a holiday that honors King Kamehameha I - known to be a fearless warrior, a wise diplomat and a highly-respected leader. He is credited with uniting the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom in 1810, after years of near endless strife and conflict. Statue of the king adorned with leis and white text on top.

#KamehamehaDay

Alt Text: Kamehameha Day. Every year during the month of June, Hawaii comes together to celebrate King Kamehameha Day, a holiday that honors King Kamehameha I - known to be a fearless warrior, a wise diplomat and a highly-respected leader. He is credited with uniting the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom in 1810, after years of near endless strife and conflict. Statue of the king adorned with leis and white text on top.

#disabilityawarenessAlt Text: Skin condition fact #5: Symptoms of photosensitivity disorders include everything from bei...
06/11/2021

#disabilityawareness

Alt Text: Skin condition fact #5: Symptoms of photosensitivity disorders include everything from being easily sunburned and having a compromised ability to heal from sunburns to actual skin lesions caused by exposure to sun or other ultraviolet light. Yellow, orange, blue, and purple colors splashed onto the background like a painting with black text over top.

#disabilityawareness

Alt Text: Skin condition fact #5: Symptoms of photosensitivity disorders include everything from being easily sunburned and having a compromised ability to heal from sunburns to actual skin lesions caused by exposure to sun or other ultraviolet light. Yellow, orange, blue, and purple colors splashed onto the background like a painting with black text over top.

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About Disability Services

As part of George Mason University’s continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.

As part of University Life’s commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at George Mason University, Disability Services staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, whether registered with Disability Services or not, to identify themselves as members of the disability community and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.

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